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Mississippi River drops enough to begin closing big spillway  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
The Mississippi River is finally low enough again to let the Army Corps of Engineers begin closing a huge spillway after a record-breaking run diverting water into Lake Pontchartrain. more
Parasitic plants use stolen genes to make them better parasites  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Some parasitic plants steal genetic material from their host plants and use the stolen genes to more effectively siphon off the host's nutrients. A new study led by... more
Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force. more
New organic molecule could become potent weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded... more
Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak more
Rise of doorbell cameras an ‘unmitigated disaster’ for neighbourhood privacy: experts  Global News · 3 days
Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities. more
X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over... more
French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats  BBC · 3 days
The "red team" will be employed to imagine future military threats – and how how to prevent them. more
The first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick is a flashback to 1986  THE VERGE · 4 days
Image: Paramount Pictures At San Diego Comic-Con today, Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance during Paramount Pictures’ Terminator: Dark Fate panel in Hall H... more
Emotion-detection applications built on outdated science, report warns  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for a variety of purposes, including surveillance, hiring, clinical diagnosis, and market research. But a new scientific report finds that... more
From bugs to drugs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study led by Prof Shoumo Bhattacharya has decoded the structure of unique proteins found in tick saliva and created new ones not found in nature, paving the way for a new generation of "Swiss-army knife' anti-inflammatory drugs, with... more
Modeling tool addresses uncertainty in military logistics planning  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Military deployments to austere environments -- whether humanitarian missions or combat operations -- involve extensive logistical planning, which is often complicated by unforeseen events. Researchers have now created a model aimed at... more
Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available... more
Modeling tool addresses uncertainty in military logistics planning  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Military deployments to austere environments—whether humanitarian missions or combat operations—involve extensive logistical planning, which is often complicated by unforeseen events. Researchers at North Carolina State University have now created a model aimed... more
Quantum photonics by serendipity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A photonic chip with no less than 128 tunable components proves to be a true computing "Swiss army knife" with a variety of applications. During her research on measuring light wavelengths using this photonic chip, Caterina Taballione of the University... more
Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and... more
Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and... more
Employee who helped lead ‘Google Walkout for Change’ protests to leave company  9to5Google · 6 days
Meredith Whittaker, the employee who helped lead a number of protests that included the “Google Walkout for Change,” Google’s work with the military, and... more
The Marshall Islands Are 10 Times More 'Radioactive' Than Chernobyl  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Radioactivity still lingers more than 60 years after atomic weapons, including the hydrogen bomb, were tested in the Marshall Islands. more
Google employee who helped lead protests leaves company  THE VERGE · 6 days
A Google employee who helped lead protests over the company’s work for the military, its handling of AI ethics, and... more
Trump nominates Esper, Spencer temporarily takes over as Pentagon chief  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became the third acting secretary of defense since Jim Mattis... more
Meredith Whittaker, an Organiser of Google Walkout, Is Leaving the Company  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Meredith Whittaker, who helped lead employee protests at Google over the search giant's military work, artificial intelligence and policies, is leaving the company. more
The Mercedes-AMG GT-R Pro may be fast, but it sure isn't cheap - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
The GT-R Pro may be the track weapon of the AMG GT family, but with its healthy price tag and... more
New study on citrus greening disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study investigates the thermal suitability for transmission of citrus greening with implications for surveillance and prevention. more
Trump submits Esper’s nomination, Spencer temporarily takes over as Pentagon chief  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became the third acting secretary of defense since... more
Billionaire urges investigation into 'seemingly treasonous' Google  Sky News · 1 week
Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, has suggested Google's alleged attempt to work with the Chinese military was "seemingly treasonous". more
Game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more efficiently and even win a poker game. more
Using building materials to monitor for high enriched uranium  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new article details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium,... more
France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that will eventually be part of his country's air force. more
The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020  THE VERGE · 1 week
The US Army says that it will conduct live-fire tests of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle... more
France’s Air Force is getting a space command  THE VERGE · 1 week
Ahead of this weekend’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a space command... more
A Chinese AI startup is tracking lost dogs using their nose prints  THE VERGE · 1 week
Megvii, a Chinese AI startup that supplies facial recognition software for the Chinese government’s surveillance program, is expanding its technology beyond humans to recognize... more
As FTC cracks down, data ethics is now a strategic business weapon  TechCrunch · 1 week
$5 billion. That’s the apparent size of Facebook’s latest fine for violating data privacy. While many believe the sum is a slap on the wrist,... more
Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention  TechCrunch · 1 week
The journey for Trevor Jackson started, as many things do in tech, with research. He’d become fascinated by the experiments... more
Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in Over 20 Additional Countries  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple today began accepting Powerbeats Pro orders in over 20 additional countries, including many... more
Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Ministry of Public Health in Madagascar has reported thousands of malaria cases over the past months. In March, more than 600 cases of malaria were reported weekly... more
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive review: A standout track star - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
A sweet six-cylinder engine and GT3-derived chassis make Porsche’s Cayman GT4 an ideal track weapon. more
Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch  REUTERS · 2 weeks
An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military... more
Arianespace launch failure destroys military satellite  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A European mission to launch a satellite aboard Arianespace’s Vega rocket has come to a premature end after a “major anomaly” occurred just two... more
Study confirms disparities in triple-negative breast cancer diagnoses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Previous US studies have found racial disparities in triple-negative breast cancer diagnoses, but few have looked beyond the scope of one state. To conduct a larger study, researchers analyzed all breast cancer... more
Virgin Orbit carries out successful LauncherOne drop test  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Virgin Orbit performed a key test of its LauncherOne air launch system July 10, dropping an inert vehicle from its... more
Booz Allen Hamilton pursuing growth in military space programs  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Senior VP Chris Bogdan: “We don’t build satellites, rockets or rovers. We are investing in open architectures." SpaceNews.com more
The Division 2's July 23 update wants you to hunt down President Ellis  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Get revenge! What you need to know The Division 2 is a military shooter from Ubisoft. It's getting a free update at... more
Could vacuum physics be revealed by laser-driven microbubble?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism which they refer to as microbubble implosion (MBI) in 2018. In this study, the group confirmed that during MBI, an ultrahigh electrostatic field close to the... more
Vice President Pence to Visit Vandenberg Air Force Base  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Pence will meet with senior officials to discuss space launch activities, space traffic management and ongoing efforts to establish a U.S. Space Force. more
Huge California military base still closed after big quakes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A sprawling military base in the Southern California desert remains closed to non-essential personnel as damage assessments continue following last week's powerful earthquakes more
Mozilla blocks spy firm DarkMatter from Firefox citing ‘significant risk’ to users  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Firefox maker Mozilla said it will not trust certificates from surveillance maker DarkMatter, ending a months-long effort to be whitelisted by the popular browser.... more
Microsoft and Amazon vying for a $10 billion 'War Cloud' contract  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft and Amazon are the frontrunners to build a "war cloud" for the U.S. military. What you need to know Microsoft and Amazon are competing for... more
Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe... more
Vice President Pence to visit Vandenberg Air Force Base  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Pence will meet with senior officials to discuss space launch activities, space traffic management and ongoing efforts to... more
Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Amazon and Microsoft are battling for a $10 billion prize to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud." more
How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?  NPR · 2 weeks
Vigilance and heat are currently your best weapons against bedbugs, exterminators say. But scientists are working on a way to give the bugs the hook with a strategy inspired by a Balkan folk remedy. more
Soulcalibur VI: Collector's Edition discounted to $50  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Grab it right now! What you need to know Soulcalibur VI is a fighting game which focuses on weapon-based combat. It's the latest installment in the acclaimed franchise. The collector's edition which comes with... more
Watch the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Disney released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action version of Mulan during today’s Women’s World... more
The Latest: Naval air base evacuated while damage assessed  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake says it authorized evacuations for non-essential employees and their dependents while officials continue to assess earthquake damage to the huge military installation in Southern... more
Professor faces 219-year prison sentence for sending missile chip tech to China  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A University of California, Los Angeles professor faces a maximum sentence of 219 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of smuggling... more
The US Army has released its first audiobooks  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The US Army wants its soldiers to begin listening to its training materials, which, surprisingly, has never been an option... more
Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Caught on Camera (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive vehicle doing its thing in orbit. more
MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Battery Cable for Charging Your iPhone From Nomad  MacRumors · 2 weeks
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's Battery Cables, which... more
Charge localization and reentrant superconductivity in a quasi-ballistic InAs nanowire coupled to superconductors  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A semiconductor nanowire with strong spin-orbit coupling in proximity to a superconductor is predicted to display Majorana edge states emerging under a... more
When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Jacksons Food Store customer Denise Diharce was surprised to learn that the Tacoma location she frequents for odds and ends is testing a high-tech system that, prior to entry, will... more
Facebook Libra digital currency will carry hidden costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When Facebook announced its intention last month to get into the money business with its own digital currency, we were left wondering what would be next. Its own court system? Its own... more
Fortnite x Stranger Things Crossover Event Is Just New Chief Hopper, Demogorgon Skins  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
As part of its crossover with Netflix’s Stranger Things, Epic Games has added a couple of new skins — Chief Hopper and... more
US border agency cuts ties with breached surveillance contractor  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
US Customs and Border Protection has suspended all federal contracts with a surveillance contractor suspected of suffering a... more
YouTube’s ‘instructional hacking’ ban threatens computer security teachers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Earlier this year, YouTube added hacking and phishing tutorials to its examples of banned video content — and that ban... more
Engineer who smuggled military chips into China faces 219 years in prison - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Yi-Chi Shih and a co-conspirator defrauded a US company of "sensitive semiconductor chips with military applications," according to the Justice... more
The Department of Defense wants ideas for a tiny autonomous space station  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has issued a solicitation for a tiny, “self-contained and free flying orbital outpost” that can host experiments and... more
The first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick is a flashback to 1986
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DARPA’s Squad X project pairs Marines and robots to eliminate the fog of war
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Arianespace launch failure destroys military satellite
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How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?
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Watch the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan
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US troops in Afghanistan will soon test a tiny, pocket-sized drone in the field
THE VERGE
Detecting deepfakes by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them
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Starz’s new series The Rook lacks the magic of the book it adapts
THE VERGE
Why the third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has the highest stakes yet
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